Elinor Remick Warren: Audio Selections

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This resource brings you two audio selections: Elinor Remick Warren’s song “God Be in My Heart,” and the excerpt “King Arthur’s Farewell” from Elinor Remick Warren’s The Legend of King Arthur: A Choral Fantasy.

God Be In My Heart

Thomas Hampson, baritone
Wolfram Rieger, piano
From the album Wondrous Free: Song of America II (2009)

God Be In My Heart

Music: Elinor Remick Warren
Text: Anonymous 16th Century Author
German Translation by Kathrin Brunner

God be in my heart
And in my understanding;
God be in my eyes
And in my looking;

God be in my lips
And in my speaking;
God be in my heart,
God be in my heart

And in my thinking;
God be with me at the end
And at my departing.
Oh, oh, God be in my heart.

Gott sei in meinem Herzen
Und in meinem Kopf;
Gott sei in meinen Augen
Und in meinem Blick;

Gott sei in meinen Lippen
und in meiner Rede;
Gott sei in meinem Herzen,
Gott sei in meinem Herzen.

Und in meinem Denken,
Gott sei bei mir am Ende
Und bei meinem Abschied.
Oh, Oh, Gott sei in meinem Herzen.

“King Arthur’s Farewell”
from The Legend of King Arthur: A Choral Symphony

Thomas Hampson, baritone
Lawrence Vincent, tenor
Szymon Kawala, conductor
Polish Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra of Krakow
Polish Radio Orchestra & Chorus Crakow

King Arthur's Farewell

Music: Elinor Remick Warren
Text: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
From Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur

For the complete poem, visit the Poetry Foundation

The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfils himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.
Comfort thyself: what comfort is in me?
I have lived my life, and that which I have done
May He within himself make pure! but thou,
If thou should never see my face again,
Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.

For so the whole round earth is every way
Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.

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